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AGM POLL RESULTS

10 Jul 2008

Results of the poll taken at meeting.
Resolution For (see note 2) Against (see note 2) Number of votes Withheld (See note 3) Total Votes Cast
No. of shares % No. of shares %
1
To receive Annual report and accounts
774,731,982 96.69 26,511,063 3.31 12,915,378 814,158,423
2
To approve the remuneration report
678,626,041 87.16 99,956,289 12.84 35,615,891 814,198,221
3
To declare a final dividend
813,500,429 99.99 53,993 0.01 466,658 814,021,080
4
To elect Kate Bostock
802,342,642 98.65 10,957,178 1.35 911,173 814,210,993
5
Resolution withdrawn (see note 4)
- - - - - -
6
To re-elect Sir Stuart Rose
634,283,993 94.08 39,892,407 5.92 140,138,893 814,315,293
7
To re-elect Steven Sharp
803,635,631 98.82 9,559,888 1.18 882,790 814,078,309
8
To re-appoint the auditors
794,445,169 98.95 8,399,007 1.05 10,314,853 813,159,029
9
To authorise Audit committee to determine the auditors' remuneration
807,205,879 99.42 4,731,416 0.58 1,217,234 813,154,529
10
To renew directors' authority to allot shares
807,759,827 99.35 5,308,594 0.65 1,042,709 814,111,130
11
To renew disapplication of pre-emption rights
808,003,942 99.61 3,181,713 0.39 2,878,152 814,063,807
12
To authorise the Company to purchase its own shares
809,966,749 99.65 2,864,553 0.35 1,205,580 814,036,882
13
To authorise the Company to amend the Articles of Association
782,127,868 96.3 30,090,879 3.7 1,855,137 814,073,884

NOTES:   
1   All resolutions were passed.   
2   Votes "For" and "Against" are expressed as a percentage of votes received.   
3   A "Vote withheld" is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the votes "For" or "Against" a resolution.
4   Steven Esom retired from the Board on 2 July 2008.  This resolution proposing his election as a Director was therefore not put to the meeting.
5   Total number of shares in issue at 6pm on 8 July 2008 = 1,576,680,715 shares. 51.6% of voting capital was instructed.